There is new research over COVID-19 spike in the USA, that Black Lives Matter protests didn’t lead the progress the new cases. It has been stated by the National Bureau of Economic Research, that the protest has been conducted from 300+ largest US cities, and there is no evidence of new coronavirus cases has been reported in past weeks following the protest.
It has been published in that research that the behaviour of social distancing has been going up after the protest. Citizens were trying to avoid the protest altogether. Though this practice has been decreased among the protesters in large scale. According to the study, it has been suggested that social distancing behaviour decreased among the population who are participating in the protest.
Though there is a possibility of increasing the infection from the protest as well. The effect of protesting on social distancing and stay home will fade away as soon as the violence of protest decline. It has been reported than younger people are diagnosed with the coronavirus. On Monday, Florida has reported 100,000 total coronavirus cases.
In California, 35% of new coronavirus cases have been reported in the past two weeks. The researchers were using smartphone data to analyze the movement of 45 million individuals during the protest. The US centres for Disease Control and Prevention has been sourced the data of new and confirmed cases.
The data intended to show how the protesters were practising the social distancing or how they are avoiding close contacts with other peoples. These data have been analysed for 30 days before and after the protests. Many people stayed at home to decrease the mass transmissions by the demonstrators.